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Rep. Michael McCaul Urges Amendment to Senate Version of Cyber Info Sharing Bill

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) has called on the Senate to amend its version of the cyber information sharing bill before sending it over to the House of Representatives, National Journal ...
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Senate Subcommittee Approves $47B DHS Funding Bill

A Senate appropriations subcommittee has endorsed a $47.09 billion bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security in fiscal 2016, a $765 million increase over the department’s ...
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Senate Turns Down Cyber Data Sharing Bill

The Senate rejected a public-private cyber data sharing bill Thursday on a 56-40 vote, the National Journal reports. Dustin Volz writes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., ...
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Sens. Angus King, Mark Warner Call for Full FY 2016 OPM Funds

Mark Warner Sens. Angus King (I-Maine) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) have pushed for Congress to approve the Office of Personnel Management‘s full fiscal year 2016 funding request ...
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Sen. Mitch McConnell to Tie Cyber Bill With Defense Authorization Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) plans to insert a proposal for greater public-private cyber information sharing as an amendment to the 2016 National Defense Authorization ...
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Report: Senate Puts $371M In Army’s Stryker Vehicle Funds

The Senate has approved a $371 million U.S. Army budget for General Dynamics‘ Stryker armored vehicle following the service’s $411 million request to the House amid the ...
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Senate Commerce Committee OKs Peter Neffenger’s Nomination as TSA Administrator

Peter Neffenger The Senate Commerce Committee has approved the nomination of Peter Neffenger to be the next Transportation Security Administration chief, Politico reported Thursday. Heather ...
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Obama Signs USA Freedom Act for Gov’t Surveillance Reforms

President Barack Obama has signed the USA Freedom Act as part of efforts to reform government surveillance and data collection activities and also restore three counterterrorism provisions ...
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Senate OKs Fast-Track Trade Authority Bill

The Senate has advanced a bill that would grant President Barack Obama and future U.S. presidents the authority to fast-track passage of trade deals, The Hill newspaper reported Friday. Alexander ...
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Martin Dempsey: US Security Strategy Change Needed If FY 2016 Sequester Falls

Martin Dempsey U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey has warned against another round of sequestration as he advocated for President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget request before ...